don't get too excited, it's not like we are even anywhere close to purchasing, or looking into purchasing, our first home... BUT- in the playing around that i do online, i have realized something- boyfriend and i have very different perspectives on what our first home should be like.
out here in cali, the housing market is out of control. even though it is a "buyer's market" right now, housing costs are still extremely expensive. a run down, looks like shit house, is still over $500,000. so when i look at houses online, i'm looking at ones that don't look like crap. and boyfriend insists on looking at the ones that look scary. he says that our first house should be a fixer upper. i totally agree with this, but i don't think that it should cost a ton of money to fix it up. and if it does, then we should just buy the nicer house that needs less fixing up.
am i wrong in wanting a house that actually looks decent? i don't think we need a brand new house at all, but if the price difference between a nicer house and a piece of crap house is under $100,000- i would rather spend more to get the nicer house that will require less money and time to fix.
boyfriend makes me feel like i shouldn't want something nice. he tells me that i am not thinking in reality. but my reality does not include moving into a dump for my first home. i will not move blake into some house that looks terrifying and gross. like i said before, i'm not insisting on a brand new, top of the line house- but what is wrong with wanting something decent??? am i totally not thinking realistically? what was your first house like?